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Gov. Whitmer: Coronavirus 'starting to flatten' in Michigan

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Posted at 7:43 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 19:43:29-04

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said today the trajectory of the cornavirus in the state "is looking as though it’s starting to flatten."

Whitmer made the comment during a news conference on the state's response to COVID-19.

"That means all these incredible measures we’ve taken may really be starting to work," Whitmer said. "We know that’s the goal. That’s precisely why we’ve done everything that we can."

There are 25,635 coronavirus cases in the Michigan, according to the state this afternoon.

The number of cases has increased 997 from yesterday, when there were 24,638 statewide cases. Yesterday, the state reported 645 new cases, and it reported 1,210 new cases on Saturday.

Whitmer added that, "These numbers give us reason to have some cautious optimism that you can see that the rate of increase is starting to slow down or starting to even flatten a bit."

"I say cautiously optimistic, because Dr. J. would be the first to point out that this is a snapshot, and we need to have a lot more data to really determine if it’s a trend," she said. "But this is something that I think we can see that the stay at home is working.”

Whitmer went on to say that, “I spoke with one of our hospital leaders this weekend who said, ‘The efforts that we are all taking saved the health care system.’ So thank you for doing your part.”

Watch full the news conference below